‘Volatile’ is a short experimental movie edited around the fake synthetic music done with the voice only of Stine Janvin, and her track ‘Glitch’. The film is made with images collected over a year on the idea of volatile, a term which covers in French both the volatility in chemistry and everything which flies, blow or is related to the air. Building an abstract narrative which mixes natural and artificial elements as the music of Stine Janvin does, ‘Volatile’ is also a contemporary portrait of cities landscapes in their tension between nature and urbanization. Marie-Pierre Bonniol, November 2019.
Marie-Pierre Bonniol, Volatile (2019, 9 min 35)
A film by Marie-Pierre Bonniol (images, editing), additional images by Etienne Arras.
With Charlotta Belger, Marie-Pierre Bonniol, Keith, Marcus and Walter Duncan, Urður Ásta Eiríksdóttir, Ylva Helen Wolf.
Music: GLITCH by Stine Janvin, extract of Fake Synthetic Music, PAN, PAN 84, 2018.
– Möwen by Argo e.V. Berlin – Philipp Brüll, Lasse Schwanck, Jan Christoph Steckel, Wassermusik, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2018
– Kitfox Experimental by Roman Signer, Kindl Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, 2014.
Locations: Baden Baden, Berlin, Bern, Buenos Aires, Cologne, Hamburg, Lourdes, Lunéville, Münster, Paris, Reykjavík, Sète, Strasbourg, Wuppertal.
Production assistant: Floriane Barreau.
Grading: Benoît Créac’h
Acknowledgments: Waltraud Blischke, Urður Ásta Eiríksdóttir, Eiríkur S. Jóhannesson, Raphael Rodriguez, Undine Zamani, Roger Ziegler, Hafdís Björk Þorsteinsdóttir, Dampfzentrale-Bern, Le Bel Ordinaire-Billère.
A production of Studio Walter, Berlin, 2019